O’Reilly’s MacDevCenter has posted an interesting article on speech synthesis and recognition technologies on Mac OS X. “The new audio capabilities of Mac OS X, along with the renewed commitment from Apple to this amazing technology have concurred to produce what is widely considered to be the most convenient and advanced speech technology available in this field,” writes François Joseph de Kermadec in the column. The in-depth article also features an interview with Kim Silverman, principal research scientist, manager, spoken language technologies at Apple.